28 November 1997

Debut of baler quartet

LELY has extended its range of Welger balers for the 1998 season with the introduction of the Farmer, Ranger, Master and Profi models.

All are fixed chamber machines producing 1.5m (5ft) diameter bales and include Welgers Powergrip bale roller system, a bank of 22 ribbed rollers claimed to apply greater pressure to the bale than non-ribbed versions.

Master and Profi models are equipped with pre-chopping units with 12 knives and 23 knives, respectively. Chopping rotor protection is afforded by a hydraulically restrained lower panel which is forced open should a foreign object enter the machine.

Twin-twine wrapping, net wrapping or a combination of both can be fitted to all models, and pick-up widths range from 1.5-2.25m (5-7.5ft).

Welger Farmer, Ranger, Master and Profi models are suitable for hay, straw and silage crops, with prices starting at £13,275.

Welger Master is one of four new round baler models available from Lely for the 1998 season.